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Old 01-25-2015, 04:02 PM
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just hang the fuck on and pray to god
had the chance of ridin a 127ci TP Eng long-streched chop... the owner was like fuck yeah ride it. I was shittin in ma pants but went like fuck yeah I will.... might have to sell my moms house to pay you back if I wreck it...

was one of the best& scary experinces of my life. that bike was like a tank. I kinda hang on to it LMAO on corners it's a bit scary indeed, just slow down.
man I'll always be gratefull to that crazy fool for givin me the changce to ride that bike ...

take your time & undestand the bike, learn what she wants and how... if you dont behave she'll put you down no regrets... just my 2 cents
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:09 PM
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You say "WE" does that mean you will be riding two up?
Or are you and another person sharing the bike?

Very important info left out. What IS the ground clearance of the bike?
In other words how much space is between the ground and the bottom of the frame??

IT should be at least 4-1/2 inches or 5 inches .

Check that out and report back.
Also telescopic forks or springers?
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:33 PM
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Yea, the 127 is an experience. The first time you ride it , when you throttle down all you can say to yourself is "jeepers friggin creepers" you got to be kidding me! over and over . You are talking crotch rocket horse power with loads more low end. It trys to yank you of the back, so I have to wear a velcro break away strap to hold me forward, or your fore arms will give out on a long ride. Where ever you go people are asking, is that a 113ci? you tell them no 127, they look dumbfounded. People crowd around it at the rallys. People are waiting just to hear you crank it. Nice boy toy!
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:49 PM
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Thats a pretty awsome looking ride I see there in your avatar skydiver from what I can see.you should post some pictures of that for us, when I click on your camera I don't see anything. The same with you Red Wings.
Thanks. I just added a couple pics.
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:13 PM
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Dang it dude you got me beat on that one. Mine is plain Jane, I like that stretch job, and beautiful paint. Thats a swing arm right? I saw a 127 like that out of Houston craigslist , It was a jessie james, I almost bought it. He was asking 10k, I ended up buying mine out of Eldorado Arkansas for $8500. looks like you got some major $$ in it. I keep thinking about the belt to chain conversion, I can't believe I haven't popped a belt yet. How much did that run you?
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:11 PM
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I keep thinking about the belt to chain conversion, I can't believe I haven't popped a belt yet. How much did that run you?
I did that around four years ago, don't remember exactly what it cost but it was only a few hundred. The hard part was figuring the correct offset for the sprockets. Pretty happy with the end result though.
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Yea, the 127 is an experience. The first time you ride it , when you throttle down all you can say to yourself is "jeepers friggin creepers" you got to be kidding me! over and over . You are talking crotch rocket horse power with loads more low end. It trys to yank you of the back, so I have to wear a velcro break away strap to hold me forward, or your fore arms will give out on a long ride. Where ever you go people are asking, is that a 113ci? you tell them no 127, they look dumbfounded. People crowd around it at the rallys. People are waiting just to hear you crank it. Nice boy toy!
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Dont listen to CNTRHUB the Iron Horse is set up better than that.
If the trail is off it will flop

Shovel52 - thumbs up man - I would love to ride with you LA guys.

What motor is in the AH? 117 was the sweet spot for them.
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I have a Texas Chop. They ride beautifully. It will take you a little bit to get used to the length and turning radius. Take it easy in sharp corners such as turning into a new road. If you have air ride in the back (you probably do) keep it fairly high or you'll drag hard parts, especially the lower right frame under the swing arm pivot, in sharp right hand corners. Keep up with your tire pressures. The front, especially, will tend to loose a little air over time. It's funny, I ride the AIH more than any other bike here. Now, when I take the RoadGlide out, it almost feels "twitchy" in comparison for the first few minutes..
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Hey everyone,

We've just purchased a 2006 American Ironhorse Texas Chopper, which is super low to the ground with a 38 degree rake and 280 rear tyre, and we're picking it up on Wednesday.

Would anyone be able to offer some pointers on how best to handle a bike like this when riding? We're especially interested in pointers on turning safely so that we don't scrape the sides of the bike.

Thanks!
I bought a 2004 Texas Chopper a couple months ago to keep my 87 Yamaha Venture Royale company. It does take a bit getting used to on turns, especially slow ones, but is easier to ride than the Yamaha. Of course it's almost 300 pounds lighter and sits 5 1/2 inches lower so it seems like a toy almost. Just take your time and ride solo until your comfortable with it.

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Old 08-25-2018, 04:31 AM
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Gorgeous bike, Corvette! Do you know who makes the pipes? Like that look.
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Its no different from any other bike. It has a longer wheel base so it will make a wider U-turn. The same things I learned in the Police Motor Officer Course on a Harley Road King apply to this bike (clutch, throttle and rear brake). I added an inverted front end on my Texas Chopper that is 6" longer and has 5 degrees more rake than stock. Its no different. These bikes are not the "in thing" any more but I have been riding mine for the past five years and still love it.
I have just about the same setup with the front end. I have the 63 mm inverted forks. Wish I could post a picture of my bike.
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Back on the "handling" question...

Earlier in this thread somebody said that motorcycles stop faster than cars - which is often NOT true for choppers!

Sport bikes do a great job of weight-shifting to the front wheel when braking, but choppers don't - so if you're used to riding shorter wheelbase bikes then braking distance will be substantially longer than you're used to.

I have three broken ribs, a broken shoulder blade, and metal in my collarbone to prove it!

Anybody jumping on a chopper needs to spend some time getting a GOOD feel for braking distance...

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Old 12-28-2018, 07:27 AM
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+1 to the stopping distance issue. Contrary to common belief, bikes take longer to stop than cars in most cases. It has, mostly, to do with the fact that cars have four points of contact with the road and more weight. Since a bike is lighter and only has two contact patches, it's more likely to skid.
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